Light Stuff

A bit of Brazil: Dave Martin flies the Paradise P-1 SLSA at the Sebring LSA Expo show.

Engine Beat

How are your cylinders doing? A differential compression test can uncover any problems-almost before they start. Steve Ells explores what the results mean, and what to do about them.

Dawn Patrol

When a casually tossed length of two-by-four and a pristine fabric-covered airplane meet, the result isn't pretty. Author Dick Starks describes his wifes initiation to the art of fabric repair.

Expanding Current Technology

The Fourth Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium gathered an elite group of movers and shakers who are doing some exciting things with electric motors and other fuel-efficiency technologies. By Marc Cook.

The Dawn Patrol

When the rains came to Oshkosh, it wasn't enough to get the intrepid Dawn Patrol coterie down. Dick Starks says thanks for the memories.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook remembers Senior Editor and Home Machinist Bob Fritz.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger reports from Beach Blast 2011, the third annual PPG beach fly-in held each May at Panama City Beach, Florida.

Lessons From Galesburg

I’ve had a number of readers ask me if I managed to make it to the Stearman National Convention, and I’m happy to report...

Flying: Part Science, Part Artform

Many years ago, I had a position in the training department of my regional airline. In addition to the needs of our own airline,...

Shenanigans

”Experimental Two Sierra X-Ray,  Oshkosh Tower, you are clear for touch-and-goes on any runway. Enjoy.” That is one of a handful of ATC communications that...

In Case You Missed it

Cable-Exit Fairings

Don't let unsightly cable-exit holes spoil the look or performance of your aircraft.

Home Shop Machinist

Interference.

Aero ‘lectrics

Multiple meters.

The Dream Is Alive

I don’t know if you’re like me and read magazines all random and willy-nilly,...